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From swaddling clothes to ermine-trimmed capes

And she gave birth to her firstborn son. She wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.    Luke 2:7 On December 25 the Washington Post reported on

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Posted in I BLOG, Liturgy, Religion, Religious imagery, Uncategorized, Vestments

On being not so soft, not so nice, not so late

In conjunction with the eighth annual celebration of The Interfaith Alliance Hawaii (TIAH), Rev. John Heidel recently reflected on some of the challenges facing the state in 2011. He cited domestic violence, immigration reform, sustainability and the development of alternative

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Posted in Equality and Faith, I BLOG, Justice, Politics and Religion, Religion

Our Sense of Shame: Can We Get It Back?

Two men went up to the Temple to pray, one a Pharisee, the other a tax collector. The Pharisee stood there and said this prayer to himself, “I thank you, God, that I am not grasping, unjust, adulterous like everyone

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Posted in Healthcare Reform, I BLOG, Politics and Religion, Religion

Current Political Rhetoric: What Would St. Paul Say?

“When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.” The familiar line from St. Paul’s letter to the

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Posted in I BLOG, Justice, Politics and Religion, Religion

End Bullying of LGBT Youth: HI Clergy Need to Sign On

At the Solidarity Sunday service at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church recently, the homilist Rev.Danette Kong told the story of a rural Oahu woman whose only social circle was her immediate family and her church and the constant fear she lived

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Posted in I BLOG, Justice, LGBT Catholics Hawaii, Religion, Straight Catholics Hawaii, Suicides, Uncategorized

Solidarity Sunday with LGBT Catholics, Honolulu

My family and I chose to observe Solidarity Sunday, October 10, 2010 at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church on Kapahulu Avenue. The service was organized by the Honolulu Chapter of Dignity/USA. We were early and joined the six or seven people,

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Posted in Equality and Faith, I BLOG, LGBT Catholics Honolulu, Religion, Uncategorized

Catholic Press: For People in the Pews as Much as Those in Power

Recently the Hawaii Catholic Herald ran a full page ad by the Aloha Family Alliance PAC several times calling on Christians in Hawaii to not be “lackadaisical” and to engage fully in the “battle for the soul of Hawaii” by

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Posted in Catholic Press, I BLOG, Justice, Politics and Religion, Religion

Mustard Seeds, St.Michael and the Love of Catholic Imagery

Well, Kaysie McAlister’s two keychains, one with St. Michael and the other bearing a mustard seed buried in a blue glass bubble arrived over the weekend. They are everything I had hoped they would be: clean, shiny talismans of faith,

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Posted in I BLOG, Religion, Religious imagery

Bishop Shares the Living Teaching. . .

. . . of Jodo Shinshu Buddhism.  It was wonderful to listen earlier today to Bishop Thomas Okano of the Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii explain why they had felt compelled to pass and publicize a resolution earlier this year 

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Posted in I BLOG, Justice, Religion, Uncategorized

Time for Hawaii to be Equally Blessed

Thanks to Susie Roth, a listening parent with Fortunate Families, I was just alerted to a wonderful coming together of Catholic organizations dedicated to the view that the church should model its beliefs and its faith by welcoming EVERYONE. This

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Posted in I BLOG, Justice, Politics and Religion, Religion, Uncategorized

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